#SCchat - Wednesday 20th November 2019 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Self Care Week Takeover

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Hosted by WeNurses using #SCchat

This chat is guest hosted by @rhianlast @HelenDon_RCN @SelfCareForum

On Wednesday 20th November the Self Care Forum will be taking over @WeNurses for the day as part of its activities for Self Care Week.

The Self Care Forum is a charity which strives to improve public health and engender more efficient and effective use of health services. It does this by supporting people-facing organisations to help their communities and service users better understand how to self care.

The Self Care Forum produces tools and resources and organises National Self Care Week. It works closely with local and national organisations, is the leading independent provider of best practice of self care and the go-to place for reliable and evidence-based resources, current opinion, advice and self care intervention in the UK.

We are excited about taking over the airways of @WeNurses as part of National Self Care Week to highlight some of the activities that are going on in the country and to generally talk a lot about self care. 



Twitter Chat 8pm – 9pm

We also, very much hope you will join us for a twitter chat from 8pm – 9pm where we are looking forward to engage with you as health professionals that make a difference to people’s lives every single day.  And, as part of National Self Care Week we particularly want to understand how you look after yourself given the pressure of work, life and family life; and what you need to help people better take care of their own physical health and mental wellbeing.  

For more information about the Self Care Forum, its resources and Self Care Week go to the website or tweet them: @SelfCareForum

Watch this space for questions that will be asked during the #SCchat twitter chat.


Bios for Helen Donovan and Rhian Last.

Helen Donovan Twitter; @HelenDon_RCN

Helen is a specialist nurse in public health,working to promote the importance of public health in all nursing and midwifery work, as well as supporting those working in specialist public health roles.She has a lead role at the Royal College of Nursing as the professional Lead for public health nursing. Helen has had a varied career across general nursing, midwifery, practice nursing, health visiting and specialist health protection and immunisation.  She has experience of working in public health teams within the NHS and in a local authority. She has a special interest in immunisation and vaccination and has NHS clinical commissioning group board experience. Helen is the current Chair of the Self care forum Board and Trustees. With self care and social prescribing now fundamental to current NHS and social care policy it is an exciting time to be pushing this agenda and working with health and care organisations, to further the reach of self-care and embed it into everyday life.  Helen teaches immunisation as a senior lecturer position at the University ofHertfordshire and independently and works in North London, with Capital nurse to support nursing workforce particularly to support public Health nursing.

Rhian Last Twitter: @rhianlast

Rhian is the Education Lead at Education For Health and Editor in Chief ofGeneral Practice Nursing Journal  

Now working in clinical education, Rhian has a long and valuable experience as a GPN,specialising in the care of patients with multiple long term conditions. She isa Guy Rotherham Award winner for her work in setting up nurse- run specialised clinics for patients with multiple long term conditions in a challenged inner city GP surgery.

Memberships: Immediate past member of the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee (having served two x three year terms) RCGP Yorkshire Faculty Board (nurse educator) National Primary Care Network (part of the National Association of Primary Care) Outside of work, Rhian is a Dementia Champion for Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, and the Social Media Coordinator for Dementia Friendly Leeds – a voluntary role. Self Care Forum Trustee.

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